I was asked by a client what the difference was between coaching and mentoring, especially as they tend to be used in the same breath. Good question I thought and made me think about my interpretation of these processes. Whilst there are similarities between coaching and mentoring, the differences can be more significant than at first seen. Some organizations have found mentoring to be less expensive and provide a greater business impact than the higher profile coaching process that is talked a lot about in many organizations.
"Leadership and learning have dramatically increased in importance, but the capability gap is widening. As the economy recovers, companies see an accelerating demand for leadership at all levels, especially among Millennials….Only 6 percent of companies feel fully ready to address their leadership issues, only 10 percent feel comfortable with their succession program, and only 7 percent have strong programs to build Millennial leaders.”
Improving the front end of a program with a section process and adding in real world simulations ,micro learnings, and cohorts , the program becomes dynamic and gives new leader a opportunity to develop. Nothing really prepares you for that initial transition ... its time and experiences that gets you through that...
Every team is made up of different personality types, and some demand more time and attention from the leaders who manage them than others. As every team leader knows, there’s no hard and fast management strategy that fits every kind of employee. Short of that, though, there's a rough framework managers can use to decide how to direct their energy toward getting the most out of all the personalities on their teams. Here’s a quick rundown of eight of the most common personality types and how to manage each one.
Being a leader can be a daunting task. Everyone on the team expects you to know the answer, and rarely can you go an entire day without having to make a critical decision. The toughest part is learning when to speak up, and when you to delegate to someone else. Finding the perfect balance is one of the toughest parts of leadership.
For most first-time leaders, it seems that the default is to make a decision even if you don't know the answer. Unfortunately, when leaders approach the problem this way, it can lead to serious consequences. From my own experience, I've learned one of the most important parts of being a great leader is knowing when to keep your mouth shut. Below, I'll highlight three situations where as the leader you should not speak up, but shut up instead. Use these tips to keep your sanity, hold your team together, and be an effective leader.
“There is every reason to take advantage of your morning routines. Because we are always more productive after we wake up, taking advantage of the morning will prove beneficial in the short and long term.”
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“Don’t you “love” it when someone asks, “Do you mind if I give you some feedback?” You can’t say, “Yes, I do mind,” especially if it's the boss. Wouldn’t you like to say, “Frankly, I do mind. Just k...”
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Your heart is pumping furiously, your hands are feeling decidedly clammy and your attempt to calm yourself by imaging what the audience might look like in their underwear has backfired spectacularly as the mental image of what sweaty Steve might look like in his not so whitey tighties fills your mind. Gulp, here goes – it’s time for your presentation.
“There are three secrets to managing. The first secret is have patience. The second is be patient. And the third most important secret is patience. ” – Chuck Tanner
Managing people is not easy. It takes patience and practice. It takes experience and patience. It takes insight, foresight, hindsight, and of course patience. Many people think that managing people is easy, right up to the time they actually have to manage people. Actually, anyone can manage people. But if you want to manage people well, avoid turnover, increase productivity, improve morale, and gain trust and respect, well, that’s another story. You will never become the perfect manager. All of us who have managed people continue to learn, and with knowledge comes experience and with experience comes improvement. So even if you’ve managed people for years, here are ten tips that I hope will help you become a better, more effective manager
The best way to invite good new things into your life is to make room for them. Just as you declutter your office and home, from time to time do a check and throw out anything that isn't helping you make your success achievable.
“ As part of C.M Rubin’s monthly series in the Huffington post: The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs, this is my third contribution. This month we are answering the follow...”
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